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press bed

  1. a bed enclosed within a closet, cupboard, etc.
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Origin of press bed

First recorded in 1650–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for press bed

Historical Examples

  • But Connie explained to Ronald that the huge wooden wardrobe was doubtless a press-bed which let down at night.

    Sue, A Little Heroine

    L. T. Meade

  • Next door, in the dining-room, old Betty Harrison lay across the press-bed in which she usually slept.

    She Stands Accused

    Victor MacClure

  • He is lying ill with a fever in the press-bed in the kitchen, where not a breath of air reaches him.